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The X6 M is a style item: it has sleek lines, a plush interior, and a coveted badge on the hood. It’s also stunningly quick and handles more like a sports car than anything that weighs 5000 pounds has any right to. It’s powered by a 567-hp twin-turbo V-8. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard, and up to 100 percent of torque can be routed to either the front or rear wheels, depending on driving conditions. It’s less practical than the boxy X5 M, but it’ll turn more heads.


In-Depth Review

2018 BMW X6 M

BMW blends SUV and coupe to turn two good things into one brutally better thing.


April 2018


Annie White

Photos By Chris Amos



Just as two wrongs don’t make a right, blending two good things together doesn’t always make a better one. Nutella and pickles: bad. Babies and evening gowns: bad. Ice cream and balsamic vinegar: actually really good. Also really good? BMW’s monster coupe/SUV swirl, the BMW X6 M. With its 567-hp twin-turbo V-8, all-wheel drive, and graceful yet powerful design, the X6 M is almost one of a kind. There are compromises, of course. The X6 M is not designed for comfortable family road trips or even back-seat passengers. Rather, it’s built for physics-defying speed and handling. Then there’s the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 coupe, the X6 M’s fiercest and only direct competitor. But did you see where we mentioned the Bimmer’s 567 horsepower?


What’s New for 2018?

The X6 M sees only minor trim changes for 2018. Blind-spot monitoring, which was previously only available as part of the now-defunct Driving Assistance Plus package, is now a $500 stand-alone option or can be had as part of the $6100 Executive package.


What Was New for 2017?

The X6 M underwent only a few changes for 2017. BMW’s iDrive infotainment system was updated, and the available Executive package grew to include wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Buyers were also given the opportunity to choose customized colors for the car’s exterior paint and interior leather trim.



Trims and Options We’d Choose

The X6 M is available in one trim, so the decision to spend six figures on a coupe-y SUV thingamabob may be the only one you have to make before driving off the lot. Most features are standard—as is, of course, the monstrously powerful 567-hp V-8 that makes the X6 M so amazingly swift. For $106,095, the X6 M’s standard features include:


• 18-way power-adjustable front seats
• 16-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system
• Adaptive suspension


Buyers will likely add (begrudgingly) the $6100 Executive package, which includes wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot and is the only way to get heated rear seats and ventilated front seats.